Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The truth of the matter is ...

I could easily write a 20,000 word dissertation about why I can't, won't, shouldn't, don't want to, could or should put off my training - and it would be difficult to squeeze out 10 words about why I should train, and even fewer about wanting to because I still really don't.

Why should I train?  I want to finish my first marathon this June.

See, told you - 9 words. :-P

Why do I want to finish my first marathon?  ??  ???  I don't know - it's just on my things to do list.  It will not make me a better person.  It will not make people look at me and say, "Wow!!"  In fact I probably won't tell most people - they don't really care.  Maybe I'm hoping it will make me feel better about myself - I just don't know, If I can't feel good about my ordinary accomplishments then how will finishing an insignificant run help me?

Anyway ...

Training Stats:

Hills - 25 min 1:1 up and down - uugghhhhh.  Really kicked my butt, but I did it.  Unfortunately I forgot to start my Garmin until about 10 minutes into it, but I did get some data.

Just to prove that I can occasionally produce good news - Work is getting a bit better.  In the last 2 weeks we gained 1 new driver and had 4 return from leave.  We went from a severe driver shortage to being fully staffed almost over night.  This will make it much easier to stick to my training plan - or at least give me fewer excuses for avoiding it. 


  1. I am in awe of that goal! My dad's a runner, too. I think it just gets in your blood and you can't stop. Cheering you on, Tim!!!!

  2. You can do it! You don't need to figure out why, it would be an awesome accomplishment. :)

  3. Every day gets a little easier ... except when it doesn't! But persevere through the early trials and you'll be amazed at the long term results! ~Rick

  4. Great goal! Yes, you can do it! Joining Laury in cheering you on!!

  5. Fwiw, I think those of us that are driven to do this stuff are wired differently. And I know you're gonna say, "But I'm NOT driven." And I will reply, "But see you ARE. Cuz you keep trying. You can't NOT do it." We just have to. We are the reason the saying goes, "Because it's there."

  6. Thank you all for your comments and encouragement. I'm not worried about if I'm wired differently - I'm worried about all the corrosion on the terminals ;-)